A gis baseline dataset for the monitoring of plant invasive species around Kazinga channel in queen Elizabeth national park, Uganda.
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The report below summarizes the findings that were obtained from a research carried out in the area around Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The main aim of the research was to generate a GIS baseline data set for the invasive species in the area more precisely the flora. With the use of geospatial technology it was possible to generate satellite maps from 2001 to 2018 at intervals of two years. The maps clearly show the pattern of invasion of the area. The research was focused on the use of Normalized Difference in Vegetation Index which is an index that is used to differentiated vegetation types and quality. This is mainly because the area of interest was the flora. NDVI uses the difference in reflectance of each vegetation type to map them differently. Using the data generated an analysis of the area was carried out on the different relationships between the invasive and the indigenous species i.e. how the indigenous species have been affected and responded to the invasive. The report also provides some recommendations on how the invasive species which are a problem can be effectively handled.